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IARU Championship Contest PDF Print E-mail
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Special Call VC6IARU:

Tim Ellam VE6SH, IARU President, will be operating at the Calgary Amateur Radio Association (CARA http://caraham.org ) club station using the special call VC6IARU as part of a multi-operator, single transmitter team, giving out the rare “AC” multiplier, for members of the IARU Administrative Council. Both SSB and CW will be used. The station will be active from 1200 UTC July 12 (Saturday) and ending 1200 UTC July 13 (Sunday).
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RAC callsign assigned to VY2

The official RAC HQ station this year is VY2RAC, being operated by a three-man team who requested the call sign more than a year ago. VY2RAC will be the only station sending the exchange “RAC”, standing for the official HQ station of Canada’s IARU Member Society (RAC). Under the contest rules, there is only one HQ station allowed per member country, although unlike non-HQ stations it can be a multi-transmitter station.
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IARU HF Championship info and link to rules may be found on the IARU website: IARU CONTEST WEBSITE

Good luck to everyone participating this weekend!

WEBLINK: http://wp.rac.ca/iaru-world-championship-contest-special-call-vc6iaru-and-vy2rac-assignment/



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RAC Annual General Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Reminder: We will be having our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 27th in New Westminster, BC.
As previously mentioned, this AGM will be hosted by the Orca DX and Contest Club. It will be held in conjunction with the 59th annual Vancouver 2014 Pacific Northwest DX Convention which is being held at the same location. Notices have already been published in TCA/RACReport. All RAC members are encouraged to attend*.

 

DATE: Sunday July 27th 2014 after the DX Convention
TIME: 12 Noon (Pacific)
PLACE: Inn on the Quay, 900 Quayside Dr. New Westminster BC. (Just 25 minutes by SkyTrain southeast of downtown Vancouver and 20 minutes north of the “Peace Arch” BC-Washington border crossing)

 

* Once again this year, those unable to attend the AGM in person can sign up for the Webinar broadcast. Please send an email to RAC Head Office (Frank G.) at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register and receive details. Requests must be made prior to July 25th 4:00pm EDT.

 

WebLink: http://wp.rac.ca/agm-2014-reminder

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RAC appoints Ian MacFarquhar (VE9IM) as regional ARISS rep PDF Print E-mail
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RAC is pleased to advise that Ian MacFarquhar VE9IM will be our RAC appointment as the ARISS regional representative. He will replace Daniel Lamoureux VE2KA.
"Mr. MacFarquhar has been Vice President, supervised the successful insurance program and has been a pillar in RAC for longer than he cares to remember." - says Geoff Bawden VE4BAW, RAC President.
ARISS website: http://www.ariss.org/
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Exciting news from RFinder PDF Print E-mail
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Distracted Drivers Legislation: Bill 41 Recieves Royal Assent! PDF Print E-mail
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NB Legislature Bill 41 "An Act to Amend the Motor Vehicle Act" received Royal Assent this morning (May 21, 2014).  This means that licensed amateurs are now permitted to use their radios while mobile.  It is suggested that we carry our wallet-sized copies of our Industry Canada Certification with us as this is proof that we fall within the exemption under the Act.  It is also recommended that we keep a copy of the Bill in our vehicles as it might take a while for police officers to become aware of the change.  You can download a copy of the Bill at http://www.gnb.ca/legis/bill/pdf/57/4/Bill-41.pdf .

 

A very heartfelt "Thank you!" for the efforts of all those (RAC and local hams) who participated in getting this Act amended.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 May 2014 13:01
 
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Callsign: VE9SJN
Frequency: 147.270+
PL Tone: 100.0 Hz
Location: Millidgeville
IRLP Node: 2009
Echo Link Node: 285237

Frequency
: 145.490- (MotoTrbo)
DMR-MARC ID: 302903
Color Code: 1

 

 

Callsign: VE9SJW
VHF Frequency: 146.895-
UHF Frequency: 443.600+
Packet: 145.010
Location: Spruce Lake (West)

 

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Frequency: 145.130-
Location: Dickie Mountain (Hampton)

 

APRS: VE9GFI-3
Frequency: 144.390

 

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